Youth

youth+ministry

As with all Catholic Parishes Our Lady of Lourdes Parish has the mission to bring the saving Gospel of the Lord to all generations, times and places. We do this by handing on the faith of the apostles to each new generation, gifting them with the same faith we have.

In partnership with the Diocese of Motherwell’s Youth Development Agency we have begun our new Youth Ministry with the Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award students from our parish who attend Saint Andrew’s and Saint Bride’s High School and to others in our parish community between the ages of 17 and 25.

Please pray for the success of our mission to dynamically hand on the truths of the faith to the younger generation.

The Oscar Romero prayer has been adopted by our Youth Ministry Team, it sums up what we hope to achieve:

 

It helps, now and then, to step back and take a long view. 
The kingdom is not only beyond our efforts, it is even beyond our vision.

We accomplish in our lifetime only a tiny fraction of the magnificent
enterprise that is God’s work. Nothing we do is complete, which is a way of
saying that the Kingdom always lies beyond us.

No statement says all that could be said.
No prayer fully expresses our faith.
No confession brings perfection.
No pastoral visit brings wholeness.
No program accomplishes the Church’s mission.
No set of goals and objectives includes everything.
This is what we are about.
We plant the seeds that one day will grow.
We water seeds already planted, knowing that they hold future promise.
We lay foundations that will need further development.
We provide yeast that produces far beyond our capabilities.
We cannot do everything, and there is a sense of liberation in realizing that.
This enables us to do something, and to do it very well.
It may be incomplete, but it is a beginning, a step along the way, an
opportunity for the Lord’s grace to enter and do the rest.
We may never see the end results, but that is the difference between the master
builder and the worker.
We are workers, not master builders; ministers, not messiahs.
We are prophets of a future not our own.